Wounded Minutemen get $5,000 from Columbia Veterans Picnic

Mississippi

The Wounded Minutemen of Mississippi got a check from the organizers of the 5th Veterans Picnic and Car Show. (Photo source: WDAM)

COLUMBIA, MS (WDAM) –

A group that helps Mississippi National Guard soldiers and other troops who were wounded in combat received $5,000 Tuesday from an annual veterans gathering held last November in Columbia.

The Wounded Minutemen of Mississippi got a check from the organizers of the 5th Veterans Picnic and Car Show, which was held at the Columbia Water Park on Nov. 11.

The Wounded Minutemen of Mississippi hosts a golf tournament at Pine Creek Golf Club in Purvis each year to benefit wounded soldiers.

Last year during the tournament, checks for $3,500 were presented to 14 wounded veterans.

In the last 8 years, the event has raised about $242,000 and has been able to help 53 soldiers and airmen.

This year’s tournament will take place on Apr. 9.

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